About the Author
Educated at Inverness Royal Academy, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Universities of Lancaster and Westminster,
Jack Sheldon completed a thirty-five year career as a member of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment.
In 1982 he graduated from the German General Staff course at the Führungsakademie, Hamburg and went on to fill international
staff appointments and to command an infantry training battalion. His final post before retirement in 2003 was as Military
He now lives in France and has rapidly established himself as an expert in German First World War history. He was an honorary
researcher for the Thiepval Visitor Centre Project, is a member of the British Commission for Military History and is the
author of the highly acclaimed The German Army on the Somme 1914 – 1916, The German Army at Passchendaele and a number of
Battleground Europe titles.